Julia Gottwald


Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) affects up to 2% of the world population, ranging from young children to adults. The disease causes severe distress and has a marked impact on the ability to study and work.

I investigate a range of cognitive processes (e.g., executive functioning, memory, decision-making) in adolescents suffering from OCD. The results of this study will contribute to a better understanding of OCD and eventually help to improve the diagnosis and treatment of the disorder.

Research Focus


Clinical Neuropsychology


Adolescent Mental Health

Executive Function


Clinical conditions

Obsessive compulsive disorder


Behavioural analysis

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Neuropsychological testing